Postcards for Democracy: Want some?

So you’re doing your bit, writing to your senator, sending out those postcards. Thank you! Here’s something for you.

I turned one of my sketches from the Women’s March into a postcard.  Remember this sketch?

It’s now a postcard for you to use. And you can customize it with your message. The one on the left is the postcard I’m printing.. You can keep it simple: Grab a sharpie and add your own message on it before you mail it out. Or get as creative as you want in customizing it!

So how do you get some?
I’m sending out sets of 20 to anyone (In the United States only, to keep my postage costs under control) who wants them.
Email me at suhita[at]gmail[dot]com and let me know you want a set. But read on, I’m asking for something…

What I’m asking of you
That you donate atleast $10 to ACLU if you can: (I’m printing 500 postcards as a first run, we could raise $250!). Can’t donate right now but are still writing postcards? That’s okay, let me know, I’ll send you some.
Just tell me you donated, and send me a name and address, I’ll mail you the postcards as soon as I have them from the printer.

• And when you use them to write, could you take a photograph of the postcard and share it? Tag me, @suhitasketch and use the hashtag #democracypostcard , or simply send me a note, I’d love to hear from you.

If you’re wondering what’s in it for me…
Nothing, this is what I can do. I’m an urban sketcher and an artist. You’re speaking up for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, for the environment, against discrimination, for equality…this is what we can do together.

Share this post. Or simply repost from instagram or facebook.

Update: The batch of postcards that was printed (1000 postcards) is now all spoken for. I am looking into what it takes to create a second batch and will keep you posted about what I decide. Thank you all for your enthusiasm and your contributions to ACLU!)

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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28 Responses to Postcards for Democracy: Want some?

  1. dinahmow says:

    Shared to Facebook.Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. barbganias says:

    Reblogged this on Barbara Ganias Comstock and commented:
    This is a wonderful way to use ART to fuel CHANGE. I’ve just ordered some cards . . . I hope you do, too!


  3. This is fantastic!!! The only thing that might have been easier would have been a link in your post to the ACLU donation page. 🙂


  4. Darkane says:

    Great idea! Friends of mine started the same thing with letter templates, petitions and ideas of individual actions to take. It is growing now as a closed FB group, and we will expand it soon to reach more folks. Feel free to join us! FB group “Write-it-forward” and


  5. Jen Mishkin says:

    You are awesome! I will share and have donated $100 to ACLU and will continue to support them.


  6. barbganias says:

    Suhita — just wondering if you received my email ordering some post cards? Thanks.


  7. cathy mcauliffe says:



  8. John Hofman says:

    Great idea Suhita.
    If mailing cards to Canada is too expensive, perhaps you could email us a PDF version that we can print and mail it to the US Embassy.
    John at


  9. What a great idea! Hope you have to print more than “only” 500;-)
    (pdf sounds like a good Idea to me to spread the message further?)


  10. Julia Blackbourn says:

    Suhita, I donated, please send cards to Julia Blackbourn 239 Highland st. Milton, Mass. 02186

    Here’s my reply from ACLU: Thank You

    Thank you so much for your generous gift to the ACLU.

    We’re facing some of our biggest and most challenging legal battles—and we’re being called on at every turn to defend the rights and liberties that we cherish. Your support helps ensure that we have the resources we need to prevail.

    *Thanks, Suhita, for doing this, it’s a wonderful way to use your art in service to the greater good,*

    *Julia B.*

    On Monday, January 30, 2017, Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook wrote:

    > Suhita Shirodkar posted: “So you’re doing your bit, writing to your > senator, sending out those postcards. Thank you! Here’s something for you. > I turned one of my sketches from the Women’s March into a postcard. > Remember this sketch? It’s now a postcard for you to use. And you ” >


  11. Beth Kramer says:

    Wonderful idea!!!! Art for love & peace. Brava!!!!


  12. Hey gal, turn your “allow reposting” on! I love it and may follow suit… I’ve given at planned parenthood and aclu, so will let this go to others!


  13. Melissa says:

    I’m donating $30 monthly now. And I would love some postcards. I’ll email you! What an awesome thing to do–love it.


  14. Barbara Parisien says:


    I just donated to ACLU and look forward to your postcards! I love them, and I love your sketches and blog!

    Thank you!
    Barbara Parisien
    1660 Beechwood Ave.
    St. Paul, MN 55116


  15. This is a wonderful idea, Suhita – thank you for doing something that’s good for the world. Your generosity will make a difference.


  16. smokybones says:

    love it… im going to email you so i can be on the “waitlist”!


  17. Annie Johnson says:

    I’ve left this on my web browser for 2 weeks, but now am ready to take action. Are you still sending out postcards?


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